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I feel like the role of
the principal-our
No. 1 job-is to place
a teacher in every
classroom who is going
to be the very best
educator for that group
of children."
-Bron Gayna Schmit, principal,
Simpson Elementary School,
Norcross, GA

not empower them to do what's working
in their classrooms?
I feel like the role of the principal-our
No. 1 job-is to place a teacher in every
classroom who is going to be the very
best educator for that group of children.
If we do, then I want to stand back and
let them do what they do best. My role is
monitoring that instruction, being in that
classroom, giving them positive feedback, and I love the fact that we're given
that autonomy to do that.
Wright: This is an interesting question,
because I have felt-working in a very

progressive district-that we have the
autonomy to make so many decisions
on what's the best approach to move
instruction forward at our individual
schools. For instance, Gwinnett County
has a contract (IE2) with the state of
Georgia that enables us to make instructional decisions based on how we believe
certain policies and procedures could
be adjusted to meet the needs of our
school. There are benchmarks that we
have to meet. If we meet those benchmarks, we're allowed to determine where
we need flexibility. In addition, Gwinnett

County has its own evaluation system-
the Weighted School Assessment-which
empowers principals to perform at high
levels so that you have the flexibility and
autonomy in your building.
As an instructional leader, I'm an
avid believer that you need to walk
alongside your teachers. We have to
be in the classrooms, we have to be
present, we have to listen, and we have
to encourage them. If we're focused
on instruction, if we're focused on
our students-on that teaching and
learning-students will succeed. *

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